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A matter of life and death : 60 voices share their wisdom

Author: Rosalind Bradley; Desmond Tutu
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
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This book brings together contributors from different backgrounds including a Holocaust survivor and a death row inmate, to explore perspectives on death. Each contributor offers commentary on a written or visual work that best expresses death to them. A meaningful volume for the bereaved and those working in bereavement or spirituality.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Matter of life and death (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).
Matter of life and death.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016
(DLC) 2016003170
(OCoLC)944179725
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalind Bradley; Desmond Tutu
ISBN: 9781784502836 1784502839
OCLC Number: 957126794
Description: 1 online resource (234 pages)
Contents: A Matter of Life and Death: 60 Voices Share Their Wisdom by Rosalind Bradley; Foreword; Copyright Acknowledgements; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 --
Personal Encounters with Death; Gail O'Brien, Non-Executive Director, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse; physiotherapist, Australia; Brigadier Michael Griffiths CBE, Retired army officer, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment; police officer, UK; Olga Horak OAM, Holocaust survivor; volunteer Survivor Guide, Sydney Jewish Museum, Australia; Colleen Kelly, Co-founder, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, USA. Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Professor of Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne Australian of the Year 2010, Australia; The Burton-Gaudiosi Family ; Bella Gaudiosi --
Both parents died when she was 12 years old; now 'adopted' into the Burton family; Tamika Burton --
Her father died when she was ten years old; Amit Dasgupta, Former diplomat; author and photographer, India; Erica Stewart, Bereavement Support Services Manager, Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity), UK; Kinny Gardner, Director, Krazy Kat Theatre Company, UK; Pam Masini, Tertiary in the Third Order of Franciscans. Bereavement Support Worker, Child Bereavement UK textile artist, UK; Reverend Peter Pereira, Uniting Church minister and counsellor, Australia; Mitchell Willoughby, Death row inmate, USA; Further Verses; Part 2 --
Death Brings Us Wisdom; Josefine Speyer, Psychotherapist; death education specialist; Co-founder, Natural Death Centre, UK; Jennifer Briscoe-Hough, Community project innovator; community funeral celebrant, Australia; Reverend Canon Rosie Harper, Vicar of Great Missenden; Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham; General Synod member, UK; Molly Carlile AM, Deathtalker® Palliative care activist, AustraliaDr Michael Barbato OAM, Former palliative care physician; leader of courses on death midwifery, Australia; Professor Allan Kellehear, Author; medical and public health sociologist; Professor of End of Life Care, University of Bradford, UK; Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Rabbi of the New North London Synagogue; Senior Rabbi, Masorti Judaism, UK; Laurence Freeman OSB, Benedictine monk; Director, World Community for Christian Meditation, UK; Carol Komaromy, Senior Lecturer in Health Studies and honorary Research Associate, Open University, UK. Dom Christian de Chergé OCSO, French Trappist monk, murdered in Algeria in 1996Sogyal Rinpoche, Tibet Buddhist teacher and author; Spiritual Director of Rigpa, France/Tibet; Therese Schroeder-Sheker, International concert and recording artist; clinician and educator; Academic Dean of the Chalice of Repose Project, School of Music-Thanatology, USA; Further Verses; Part 3 --
Working Closely with Death; Deborah de Wilde OAM, Obstetric social worker and former midwife, Australia; Diane Roche, Intensive Care Unit Chaplain, Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia.
Other Titles: Matter of life and death (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
Responsibility: [edited by] Rosalind Bradley ; foreword by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

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